Russia Allocates $10M to Restore Cuban Capitol’s Golden Dome

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Russia will spend hundreds of millions of rubles on restoring the golden dome of the National Capitol Building in Havana, Cuba, in what Russian critics have said is an example of misplaced spending. Though opened after eight years of restoration work ahead of presidential elections this spring, work continues on restoring the southern part of Read More

Moscow Court Transfers Teenager Charged With Extremism to House Arrest

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A Moscow city court ruled on Thursday to place a teenager girl accused of extremism under house arrest, a day after hundreds of people gathered to protest her detention in central Moscow. Anna Pavlikova, 18, has been held in pre-trial detention alongside Maria Dubovik, 19, since March 15 when were arrested along with eight others. Read More

Moscow Welcomes Wanderlust

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As the weekend approaches, there are hundreds of events on offer in Moscow to fill your evenings. But to jumpstart this sunny Saturday morning, there may be nothing better than an invigorating jog, relaxing yoga, and soul-centering meditation. That means: the Wanderlust 108 yoga festival is back in Moscow. Wanderlust 108 is a triathalon centered Read More

Rich Russians Prep Wealth for Next Generation

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Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg Russia’s wealthiest have held an iron grip on their assets since the Soviet Union’s collapse, defending their fortunes from rivals or bureaucrats. Now they face pressure to cede some control as they prepare for a transfer to the next generation and executives running their businesses push them to professionalize the management of their Read More

The Meteorologist has promised to Muscovites warm but changeable September

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In September Muscovites will have a warm, but changeable weather, said the scientific Director of the hydrometeorological center Roman Vilfand. “September will be warm enough, the precipitation will be near or slightly below normal. During the month, periods of dry weather and periods of bad weather will alternate,” — said Vilfand. He also added that Read More

How to love a new architecture of Moscow

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The reassessment of modern Moscow architecture began in 2013 with the release of books by Grigory Revzin and Daria Paramonova about the architecture of the last 20 years. Have you changed the attitude to it in these five years? — Has not changed. A professional community that speaks of modern architecture, small, it and so Read More

In the arrivals area of the airport of Sochi plan to open duty free

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In Sochi plan to open a duty-free shop. This follows from the draft government decree prepared by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. The duty-free shop will be located in the arrivals area of the airport. Duty free shops can appear in the arrivals area of 43 airports, including the airports of the Read More

Putin Calls for More Positivity on Social Media

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Amid an escalating national debate about social media users being jailed for offensive memes, President Vladimir Putin has stepped in to lament the lack of positivity found online. Russian activists have ramped up calls to decriminalize laws that make posting religiously insensitive, hateful or other “extremist” content on social media a jailable offense. Vkontakte, the Read More

How a Teenage Girl’s Chat Group Became an FSB Snare

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In a bustling McDonald’s in central Moscow, with the smell of fries hanging in the air, a group of young Russians huddled around a table was busy plotting to topple the government. At least, that’s what prosecutors would later say. The group, which called itself Novoye Velichiye, or New Greatness, came together at the fast-food Read More